Tourism Diversity Matters Unites Leaders Across Sectors at The Collective Experience

Nationally Recognized DEI Advocate Jonathan D. Lovitz and Best-Selling Author and Philanthropist Steve Pemberton Named as Keynotes for the 2023 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Conference ST. PAUL, MN, Sept 7, 2023—Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) today announced its full conference agenda and speakers for The Collective Experience: 2023 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Conference in Philadelphia from […]

How CEOs Can Make DEI a Priority

Recently shared by McKinsey & Company,  Jan Shelly Brown, Diana Ellsworth, and Dana Maor mentioned that there is increasing evidence that when organizations are diverse, inclusive, and equitable, everyone benefits.  For instance, companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on their executive teams were more likely than less-diverse peers to have above-average profitability, according to one study. Nevertheless, companies […]

The Importance of Belonging

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Our Executive Director, Greg DeShields, recently shared with Smart Meetings about The Collective Experience and the Importance of Belonging. The Collective Experience: 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference, driven by the thought leadership of Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM), is dedicated to exchanging insights and concepts about best practices for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB). TDM is […]

Tourism Diversity Matters Awards Dinner to Honor the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Leaders Across Corporate, Non-Profit, Government and Academic Sectors Convene at 2023 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Conference Powered By Tourism Diversity Matters ST. PAUL, MN, July 27, 2023 — Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) today announced the inaugural Tourism Diversity Matters Diversity & Inclusion Award will be presented to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored […]

Tourism Diversity Matters Celebrates 4th of July

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Tourism Diversity Matters joins in celebrating 247 years of independence for the United States. Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, is a significant day in the United States that celebrates the country’s freedom and independence. However, it’s important to acknowledge that not all communities in the US have experienced freedom and equality […]

Tourism Diversity Matters is Excited to Share Our Brand Refresh

TOURISM DIVERSITY MATTERS BRAND REFRESH Tourism Diversity Matters is excited to share a refresh to our brand! TDM is a brand that carries a powerful command presence in its name alone. The TDM brand is dedicated solely to all dimensions of diversity, equity, and inclusion, therefore serving as a guiding light in the tourism industry. TDM is on an […]



Women Leading Travel & Hospitality recently presented its third annual Top Women in Travel & Hospitality report. The 2023 honorees represent sectors from across the travel and hospitality industry, including hotel,airline, airport, rail, cruise, tourism, online travel agencies, car rental, shared economies, and more. While as an industry we have much work ahead of us […]


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Entrepreneur and Equity Champion Dr. Brandi Baldwin Named Board Chair as TDM Celebrates Two Years of Organizational Milestones ST. PAUL, MN, March 2, 2023 —Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) today announced the Executive Committee of its Board of Directors has elected Millennial Ventures Holdings CEO Brandi M. Baldwin, PhD as board chair. The executive leadership transition […]

Black History Month and the History of Black Travel

By: Cambria Jones, Director of Marketing | SearchWide Global While today marks the end of Black History Month, the impact and history of Black people extend well beyond the constraints of a calendar, especially as it relates to travel. We must have a heightened awareness and curiosity about how our industry has and continues to […]